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image of Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan Thomas Gainsborough (artist)
British, 1727 - 1788
Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 1785-1787
oil on canvas
overall: 219.7 x 153.7 cm (86 1/2 x 60 1/2 in.) framed: 251.5 x 185.4 x 14 cm (99 x 73 x 5 1/2 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
1937.1.92
On View
From the Tour: British and American Grand Manner Portraits of the 1700s
Object 4 of 12

1785Morning Herald, 30 March 1785.
1785Public Advertiser, 13 April 1785.
1786Morning Herald, 30 December 1786.
1856Fulcher, George Williams. Life of Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.. 2d rev. ed. London, 1856: 226.
1880Graves, Henry, & Company. Engravings from the Works of Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. London [c. 1880]: no. 100 (mezzotint by James Scott, published 1878).
1898Armstrong, Sir Walter. Gainsborough & His Place in English Art. London, 1898: 202, pl. 31; popular ed., London, 1904: 279, repro. opp. 164.
1915Whitley, William T. Thomas Gainsborough. London, 1915: 201-202, 238-239, 257, 260, 265, repro. opp. 265.
1928Whitley, William T. Artists and Their Friends in England 1700-1800. 2 vols. London, 1928: 2: 181.
1941Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 70-71, no. 92.
1941Duveen Brothers. Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America. New York, 1941: nos. 285-286, repros.
1942Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 241, repro. 15.
1944Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Masterpieces of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1944: 130, color repro.
1946Favorite Paintings from the National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.. New York, 1946: 55-57, color repro.
1949Paintings and Sculpture from the Mellon Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1949 (reprinted 1953 and 1958): 113, repro.
1958Waterhouse, Sir Ellis. Gainsborough. London, 1958: no. 613, pl. 256.
1960Cooke, Hereward Lester. British Painting in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1960 (Booklet Number Eight in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.): 16, color repro.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 218, repro.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 54
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 2:354, color repro.
1966The Women I Love: These Lovely Immigrants Are Part of Our National Treasure.” This Week Magazine (January 9, 1966): 10, color repro.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 47, repro.
1975Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: no. 494, color repro.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 142, repro.
1975Paulson, Ronald. Emblem and Expression. London, 1975: 218, 228, pl. 151.
1982Hayes, John. The Landscape Paintings of Thomas Gainsborough. 2 vols. London and New York, 1982: 1:167, pl. 202.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 354, no. 492, color repro.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 163, repro.
1992Hayes, John. British Paintings of the Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1992: 103-106, color repro. 105.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 152, repro.
1993Miles, Ellen G., ed. The Portrait in Eighteenth-Century America. Newark, 1993: fig. 7.
1995Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. New York, 1995: 942, fig. 26-19.
1997Asfour, Amal and Paul Williamson. Gainsborough's Wit, Indiana, 1997, no. 6, repro.
1999Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. 2 vols. Revised ed. New York, 1999: 934, fig. 26-2.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 274-275, no. 221, color repro.
2012Secrest, Meryle. "Looking at Art: 18th Century Fox." Art News 111, no. 7 (Summer 2012): 76-77, color repro.
2013Christiansen, Carol, and Eleonora Luciano. "The evolution of Gainsborough's portrait of Elizabeth Sheridan." The Burlington Magazine 155, no. 1321 (April 2013): 238-242, figs. 24, 25, 30-32.

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